Cat café brings older adults together at Christmas
12th December 2017
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The festive season is a time for family, friends and celebration, however, more people are finding themselves alone at Christmas. Loneliness is an ongoing concern in older adults and it becomes more pronounced over Christmas. Older adults may feel isolated for many reasons, but one common cause is limited mobility. Those who rely on a stairlift often struggle to remain active in their communities and attend events, especially when outdoor conditions become less pleasant during winter.
For those who struggle through the festive season, one café with a special theme is looking to open its doors to the older adults in its community. Pause Cat Café combines a caring ethos with business acumen, and not only do they look after feline friends, but they are also interested in sourcing all their food in the most ethical and green manner possible.
Pause Cat Café in Bournemouth puts on many different events throughout the year in an effort to bring the community together, hosting regular clubs and one-off occasions to help people meet others in the local area. Though many would not envision cats and cafes going paw in paw, with the aid of strict hygiene standards, The Pause Cat Café is able to bring the area tasty food and drinks to accompany their feline friends.
As a business with a conscience, Pause Cat Café is aware of those who may feel lonely at Christmas and is looking to open their doors to the older adults in their community on December 15th between 12 and 2 pm. Many older adults who no longer live independently are unable to have pets and Pause Cat Café understands the enormous role pets play in our lives.
The business also understands that limited mobility can be a drawback. This is why the café, therefore, wishes to offer transport for the occasion though it is relying on donations to provide the service.
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